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Downtown / Chinatown
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777 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4501 (H & 9th NW)
+1 202-393-1400
17:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Annapolis, Maryland
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

First, this place underwent a MAJOR renovation and change from OYA to BOE. The concept is a lodge in the middle of DC. The decor is tacky and a little dark at best. I am not sure if the new concept of this restaurant will make it. The food prices are dramatically cheaper than it's former name and the menu... More 

1 Thank regjr13
Greenbelt, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Rushed meal, rushed service, they seem to overbook their tables. We had reservations but despite arriving early, the wait time was absurd and then once the food arrived it was quite clear we needed to hurry and eat since the table was booked out closely afterwards. Very loud atmosphere.

1 Thank LaLex1111
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Great Music. Great Food. Great Service. Great People. Great Entertainment. Great Atmosphere. Great Place.

Thank Ashley H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has reopened as BOE. It's just down 9th St. from the convention center. The menu is gourmet / home cooking...a bit Southern but with an international twist. Entrees range from $15 to $24, with a few "for two" options at $40. The sharing plates are generous for a couple or a tasting for a party of four. The... More 

Thank BScopatz
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The food, upscale decor and top notch service keeps me returning. They are always friendly and attentive. The restaurant is usually busy and the noise level is higher than I care for but that is to be expected in a place that is filled with happy customers. I enjoy their high... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

From the moment I walked in the wait staff was both friendly and attentive. Umberto, the bartender, was engaging, knowledgeable about the menu, and actually steered me to try dishes (eel and branzino) that I had never tried before. I let him order dessert for me. The food was delicious, nice portions, and well presented. The restaurant is due to... More 

Thank Dave D
Pleasanton, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We've been on vacation from Texas for over 10 days and needed something different than steakhouses and pubs. This was a good change of food. We love sushi and really liked the sashimi platter (salmon, tuna & whitefish). The prices are a little high but kinda expect that for this area. Our teenaged son and nephew both liked the typhoon... More 

Thank Sherry G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This restaurant is a favorite and has been for some time, with a sumptuous interior, great food (sushi, small plates, and large plates, leaning heavily toward seafood), and fine service as ever. But it's about to close for a month, be renovated, and change its cuisine starting in September, so go soon. Meanwhile they've discounted their bottles of wine by... More 

Thank Kim T
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

I was told to try the Branzino (Sea Bass) it was supposed to be exquisite--that was so NOT TRUE!! Started the meal with undercooked calamari that tasted like soap. Then the Brazino--it was definitely NOT Sea Bass and it also tasted like soap. Could the kitchen be washing these seafood items before preparing them? They were both disgusting!! I am... More 

1 Thank DaveDuquesne
Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is my favorite place to take clients or prospects. Great food, good service, nice ambiance and a reasonable price.

Thank 63Scott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4501
    (H & 9th NW)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red and yellow line. Get off at the 9th Street Exit and we are one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?